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International

Does a Divorce Affect the Green-Card Status?

Over the years, Shaw Law has assisted in a number of divorce proceedings for international marriages in which one spouse is American and the other is non-American. In the instance where American and non-American spouses wish to end their marriage, it is important to ensure that their altered marital status will not hinder the non-American’s…

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How Do I Get Service of Process if My Spouse is in Another Country?

In today’s world, technology has made it possible for individuals to communicate, work together, and have relationships all across the world.  When those relationships deteriorate, however, it is not uncommon for spouses to end up in different countries, which can make getting divorced more difficult, but not impossible.  One issue that may arise in an…

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International Divorce Child Custody Passport and Support Issues

Family law issues frequently cross state and even international boundaries.  They involved international divorce issues, international child custody issues, and even passport issues. To date we have handled cases involving the following countries: South Africa Indonesia India Pakistan Germany Great Britain Egypt Saudi Arabia Canada China Mexico Peru Russia France And probably a few countries…

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Interstate and International Family Law Issues

Family law issues frequently cross state and even international boundaries.  Shaw Law Firm has handled divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, modifications to existing judgments, enforcement actions, family business issues and many other family law issues for clients who reside either outside Georgia or outside the United States.  To date we have worked with clients…

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Hague Convention

Along with jurisdictional issues within the United States, it is also becoming more and more common to have international jurisdictional issues. And when a child is abducted to a foreign country there is a remedy and it is a Hague Treaty. As an example, I have a case where the parties are still married, no…

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Handling International Child Custody and Divorce Cases in the State of Georgia

In this day and age, it is not uncommon for Americans to meet and have relationships with individuals from other countries worldwide. When military personnel are regularly stationed in other countries and jobs take individuals overseas on a routine basis, relationships quickly grow international in scope. As these relationships, like any other relationships, are not…

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What You Should You Know About the Hague Convention and Child Custody Cases

In today’s global society and the influence of the Internet on relationships, international child custody cases have been increasingly relevant to Americans. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“the Hague Convention”) is a treaty that affects families involved in international child custody disputes. The reason that lawmakers created and agreed…

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How Are Passports Dealt with in a Divorce or Child Custody Case?

Parents often wonder if they are able to travel internationally with their children during or following a divorce. This is particularly the case when one spouse is a citizen of another country or has family members who live in another country. This issue often arises in the context of international divorces and child custody issues,…

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International Premarital Agreements

While premarital or prenuptial agreements have become far more commonplace in recent years in the United States, other countries treat these documents quite differently. Some countries do have provisions by which parties can enter into premarital-type agreements that are designed to safeguard and keep separate an individual’s property in the event that the couple divorces.…

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Who Gets the Frequent Flyer Miles in a Divorce?

When you think about property division in a divorce, most people think about real estate, bank accounts, cars, and personal property. However, if one or both spouses travel frequently, especially internationally, there may be hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles at stake, which can equate to a great deal of first-class air travel that…

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